199 episodes

Melting Pot shares some human stories from all over the world though conversations with inspiring and interesting people.
Despite there being so many diverse cultures, languages, physical appearances, geographical boundaries and locations; there is just one commonality binding us altogether and that is the human story. The commonality between these people is passion or a calling and they have dared to make it their personal reality, by following their dreams, some have tried to introduce unknown aspects of their culture to the world, others have simply made it a way of life and then there are yet others who have made a difference and transformed lives. 
Payal has been in awe of most of her guests through her podcasting journey so far and she feels humbled at how they have opened up their hearts and shared their life stories with her which she is then able to bring to listeners from all over the world to enjoy, listen, appreciate, absorb and take away from.

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Melting Pot Payal Nayar

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Melting Pot shares some human stories from all over the world though conversations with inspiring and interesting people.
Despite there being so many diverse cultures, languages, physical appearances, geographical boundaries and locations; there is just one commonality binding us altogether and that is the human story. The commonality between these people is passion or a calling and they have dared to make it their personal reality, by following their dreams, some have tried to introduce unknown aspects of their culture to the world, others have simply made it a way of life and then there are yet others who have made a difference and transformed lives. 
Payal has been in awe of most of her guests through her podcasting journey so far and she feels humbled at how they have opened up their hearts and shared their life stories with her which she is then able to bring to listeners from all over the world to enjoy, listen, appreciate, absorb and take away from.

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    Crossing borders with Urmi Hossain

    Crossing borders with Urmi Hossain

    In episode 14 of our Mics & Minds series we meet Meet Urmi Hossain, a blend of Bengali heritage and Italian upbringing, now thriving in Canada's financial services industry.
    Urmi is a self-published author, speaker, blogger, polyglot, and mentor. Not just that, but she also champions gender equality and mentors aspiring women to reach their full potential.
    Stay tuned for the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we shed light on Urmi’s multifaceted achievements and dedication. 
    Urmi Hossain, renowned for her energy and enthusiasm who earned Honours in Finance and the prestigious CFA Charter in April 2023. She is a driving force within the Toastmasters Organisation, where she not only serves as an active member but also holds the esteemed position of VP of Education for the Club. Her role as the social media lead for Women In Leadership, Victoria Chapter in Canada, showcases her commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity. Tune in as Urmi Hossain exemplifies her journey of resilience, empowerment, and cultural unity in today's global landscape with our host Payal Nayar. 
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    -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.
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    • 31 min
    Discussing Social Justice and Inclusion with Monica Brown

    Discussing Social Justice and Inclusion with Monica Brown

    In episode 13 of our Mics & Minds series we meet Monica Brown, a social entrepreneur who defines the odds, turning her past of gender-based violence into a catalyst for change. She advocates for survivors and tirelessly promotes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging principles globally. She also empowers marginalised voices and spearheads grassroots projects.
    Stay tuned to the episode with our host Payal Nayar to uncover the driving force behind digital solidarity movements.
    Monica Brown's journey is a testament to the transformative power of resilience. She is a conductor leading a diverse orchestra of businesses – the Ndhlovu Business Group, The AI Playground,Get Online Now, and LionLink.
    Monica’s recognition as a nominee for the Global Women of Influence Awards and co-authoring the #MyVoice book are just glimpses of her ongoing journey. Not only that, but her digital presence, through platforms like "The Unspoken Truth" newsletter and CRW News, amplifies voices and fosters digital solidarity in the pursuit of a better tomorrow.
    Tune in as to witness Monica’s journey of resilience, advocacy, and commitment to creating an inclusive world for all with our host Payal Nayar.
    Episodes available on all podcast streaming platforms and on YouTube.
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    -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms.
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    • 35 min
    The Art of visual storytelling with John- Martin White!

    The Art of visual storytelling with John- Martin White!

    In episode 12 of our Mics & Minds series we meet Meet John- Martin White, a seasoned Director of Photography, Editor, Lighting cameraman, and occasional producer with a career spanning over three decades. His career has taken him across continents, capturing stories that range from the heart of political conflicts to the vibrant world of arts and culture.
    Continue listening to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we take a glimpse into his remarkable adventures.
    John Martin’s journey has redefined the art of visual storytelling. His freelance work has taken him on adventures with Lonely Planet, collaborations with renowned institutions like the Royal Opera House, and contributions to major UK broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4.
    He has filmed countless documentaries, particularly in the arts, featuring iconic figures from The Who to Madonna, showcasing his adeptness at capturing the essence of his subjects.
    John-Martin has embraced the role of an editor, blending his skills in shooting and editing to deliver compelling visual narratives for a diverse range of clients, including the Birmingham Opera Company and Tring Park Performing Arts School.
    Tune in to witness his work that has left a mark in the world of visual storytelling.
    Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts. Episode also available on YouTube.
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    -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.
    His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms.
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    • 33 min
    Shaping Minds and Inspiring Change with Saumya Kulshreshtha

    Shaping Minds and Inspiring Change with Saumya Kulshreshtha

    In episode 11 of our Mics & Minds series we meet Saumya Kulshreshtha, a multifaceted creative powerhouse shaping narratives through words, education, and captivating experiences.
    From crafting digital marketing strategies to inspiring minds in classrooms and on stages, Saumya's journey is a guiding light of storytelling, education, and cultural immersion.
    Stay tuned to listen to the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we delve deeper into Saumya's journey, exploring her passion for storytelling, education, and cultural enrichment. 
    Saumya's journey to success has been a remarkable one, marked by an array of achievements. As a TEDx speaker, she has graced the stage with her insightful talks, captivating audiences with her wisdom. As a literary curator, she has played a pivotal role in designing and shaping cultural events and festivals, bringing together luminaries from various fields. As the owner of a boutique resort in the Himalayas, she has created a sanctuary for travellers seeking solace and inspiration amidst nature's embrace.
    Tune in as we witness her ongoing journey of inspiration and empowerment with Payal Nayar. 
    Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts. Episode also streaming on YouTube. 
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    -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.
    His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms.
    -October2019 voicesandmore Pte Ltd All rights reserved
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    • 33 min
    Dakshayani Athalye's Visionary Impact on Traditional Music and Dance

    Dakshayani Athalye's Visionary Impact on Traditional Music and Dance

    In episode 10 of our Mics & Minds Motivational conversations series we meet Dakshayani Athalye, the Founder and CEO of Baithak Foundation, a Pune-based NGO that is revolutionising Traditional Music and Dance immersion and education.
    Armed with a Master's Degree in Education and fortified by years of hands-on experience with various NGOs, Dakshayani's world view has been shaped by a deep understanding of Indian Arts.
    Stay tuned for the episode with our host Payal Nayar as we dive into Dakshayani's remarkable journey. 
    Dakshayani is at the forefront of a cultural revolution, reshaping the landscape of Traditional Music and Dance education. Her commitment to preserving and promoting India's rich cultural heritage extends beyond her professional endeavours as a trained Kirtankar, she embodies the essence of traditional performative storytelling. Her achievements serve as a beacon of inspiration, highlighting the profound impact that one individual can have in revitalising and safeguarding our cultural legacy.
    Tune in and witness Dakshayani’s transformative power of passion, dedication and commitment to fostering positive change in society with Payal Nayar.
    Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you may listen to podcasts.

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    -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.
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    • 31 min
    Revolutionising India's Manufacturing Landscape with Shreya Rastogi

    Revolutionising India's Manufacturing Landscape with Shreya Rastogi

    In episode 9 of our Mic & Minds series we meet Shreya Rastogi, the founder of S R Aerospace who is fervently advocating for the transformative power of the "Make in India" initiative in reshaping the nation's manufacturing landscape.
    Continue listening to the episode as we delve deeper into the impact of Shreya's initiative and S R Aerospace's role in shaping India's manufacturing future.
    Shreya's achievements exemplify the potential of the 'Make in India' movement, paving the way for a brighter future. Through her leadership, S R Aerospace has become a beacon of innovation, driving technological advancements and economic growth in the drone sector.
    With a steadfast commitment to quality, Shreya fosters local talent, creating job opportunities and promoting skill development, thus ensuring sustainable growth and self-sufficiency for India's manufacturing landscape.
    Tune in as Shreya continues to shape the future of the industry with our host Payal Nayar.
    Episodes streaming on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you listen to podcasts. Episode also streaming on YouTube.
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    -Original music credit: Rish Sharma.
    His music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other streaming platforms.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Thakur Bharat ,

Brilliantly Human

Payal’s podcast shows the human angle, being that we are human, it is just wonderful to sit and listen to a conversation between human beings, about real life. Thank you Payal, for doing what you do. Take care and be well. Namaste.

Matsvb ,

Simple stories of simple people

Delightful podcasts that showcases the interviewer’s passion for travel. Every episode captures modern day migration and the stories of not so extraordinary people in our ordinary life. Payal lends a voice for these people to share their journey and stories with us. When travel becomes a norm again, I hope to visit these wonderful places. I hope to hear more diverse stories of simple ordinary people, their lives and the big changes they have made to those around them.

Alps08 ,

Follow your heart

Payal brings her love for travel and new experiences to gathering a diverse group of people...all linked together by a deep desire to follow their passions.

Really interesting stories brought to life in conversational style interviews! Look forward to more!

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